In recent years, the proliferation of BYOD — or “bring your own device” — has emerged as a major trend in the work landscape. Be it laptops, smartphones or tablets, many employees are now able to collaborate from the comfort of their own devices. I’ve seen this trend make meetings more effective and perhaps even enjoyable. Here’s how the BYOD landscape will continue to change the way meetings are viewed and conducted over the next decade, and how it could affect your company’s meeting culture.
Ineffective meetings plague many organisations. Perhaps, at one time or another, meetings served a practical purpose and added value to everyone involved. Somewhere along the line, however, they just became a standing commitment that no one challenged. Although it’s good to be committed to meeting with your team members and communicating with them, status updates and random, open-ended discussions are of limited use.
I was pouring my second cup of coffee, starting with some almond milk that I routinely heat up before later adding, secondarily, a splash of coffee. As I poured, I glanced at the box. “No gluten. No dairy. No soy.” The last declaration caught my attention. “No soy.” Of course, it’s almond milk. But “soy” had been slipped in to form an axis of evil to dairy-free, gluten-free types. Iran, North Korea, and…soy. Amazing. I thought soy was more like “Canada”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".